Grand Prix History in Scale Models

1970, De Tomaso, Minichamps, Piers Courage

1970 De Tomaso 505/38 Courage

The car was designed by Gianpaolo Dallara for Italian car-manufacturer De Tomaso and raced during the 1970 Formula One season by Frank Williams Racing Cars. Car featured aluminium monococque and was powered by Ford Cosworth DFV. Frank Williams’ team started the season with talented British driver Piers Courage who took several podiums in 1969 driving Brabham BT26A entered by Williams. New De Tomaso turned out to be a complete disappointment. The car was uncompetitive, overweight and unreliable,  failing to finish or be classified the first four championship races of the year. The third place by Courage in the non-championship International Trophy gave some hope to the team, but during the fifth round of the Championship, the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort, Courage  was fatally crashed after the De Tomaso’s front suspension or steering broke, the car was crashed into embankment and burst into flames.

1970F1WCSouth African GP
Driver No.Entrant
Pierce Courage22Frank Williams Racing Cars
Scale ManufacturerCollection
Cat. No.QualityRarity

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